Analysis of Drug Impurities
Copyright © 2007 by Blackwell Publishing
Editor(s): Richard J. Smith, Michael L. Webb
Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
Print ISBN: 9781405133586
Online ISBN: 9780470988749
About this Book
A key component of the overall quality of a pharmaceutical is control of impurities, as their presence, even in small amounts, may affect drug safety and efficacy. The identification and quantification of impurities to acceptable standards presents a significant challenge to the analytical chemist. Analytical science is developing rapidly and provides increasing opportunity to identify the structure, and therefore the origin and safety implications of these impurities, and the challenges of their measurement drives the development of modern quantitative methods.
Written for both practicing and student analytical chemists, Analysis of Drug Impurities provides a detailed overview of the challenges and the techniques available to permit accurate identification and quantification of drug impurities.